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EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: MARIA SHEHATA, Just The Tonic

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: MARIA SHEHATA, Just The Tonic

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: MARIA SHEHATA, Just The Tonic

Maria Shehata is having a bad year. Fortunately, she's written a cracking stand up show about it.

Shehata opens with a gag heavy set which includes stories about being Egyptian in America, the highs and lows of renting and dating in Los Angeles and introduces us to her bargain bin therapist before getting to the meat of the show - the true story of her recent move to the UK for love. Her open and unfiltered discussions of modern love, life and gender roles are refreshing and hilarious and her relaxed confidence on stage sets her apart from her peers.

Having met and become friends in London, Maria and Nick became a couple over facetime while living 6000 miles apart before deciding that she would relocate to be with him. Finding themselves in the same city, their very different approaches to life start to cause problems.

Maria is extremely laid back, living for the moment and living off credit cards whereas her other half needs everything to be neat, tidy, planned and budgeted. Shehata is a charming and engaging storyteller and when she reveals that she isn't talking about a past relationship but her current situation you'll be desperate to know how things turn out.

This is a uniquely open and honest hour from an accomplished comedian - definitely a show worth seeing and a performer to look out for in the future.

Timings and ticket information for Maria Shehata: Wisdomless are available on the edfringe website.

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